Saturday, July 17, 2010
More than Tall Tales
Artistic License used here - since I do know that the giraffe should have the spots not the background. I liked it better this way. And no, you don't get to see the reject.
Face - large oval - trimmed in on both sides at "bottom" with scissors
Neck - word window
Ears - 1/2 inch circle, cut flat on one side
Horns - smallest my way arrow, snipped the point on three sides to flatten
Eyelids - circle from itty bitty shapes punch pack, cut flat on one side
Eyes - standard hole punch in early espresso
Drew on nostrils and drew a line at the bottom of the eyelids with marker
Background technique is wax paper resist but not on glossy paper - I did it on very vanilla cardstock.
And in the past I have always wadded up my wax paper - this time I ran it through the Big Shot with a texture plate - this particular plate was a gift from a customer and is not from Stampin' Up!
If this giraffe looks a little more serious than my usual punch art - it is because I was looking at a photo of a REAL giraffe to make it. Took these photos back in May when the Dallas Zoo opened a new exhibit. You can actually feed lettuce to the giraffes! How cool is that?